Warriors at Kings 1/5/19 - NBA Picks & Predictions

The Golden State Warriors look to bounce back from a loss when they visit the Sacramento Kings in a Pacific division showdown. The Warriors were beaten on Thursday by the Houston Rockets 135-134. Golden State at one time held a 20-point lead but Houston rallied and won in overtime. Stephen Curry led the Warriors in the loss with 35 points.

Sacramento lost its third straight falling to Denver 117-113 in its latest outing on Thursday. Buddy Hield led the Kings in the loss with 29 points. Sacramento was out rebounded in the loss 68-39. The Kings squandered a 13-point halftime lead giving it all back in the third quarter after being outscored 31-18 by the Nuggets.
Stephen Curry is leading Warriors in scoring with an average of 28.9 points per game, while Kevin Durant is second with an average of 28.5 points per game. Draymond Green leads the team in rebounding and assists with averages of 8.0 rebounds and 6.7 assists per game. As a team, Golden State is shooting 48.2% from the field and 38.1% from 3-point territory.

Buddy Hield leads the Kings in scoring with an average of 20.2 points per game. De’Aaron Fox is the second leading scorer and leader in assists with averages of 18.1 points and of 7.6 assists per game. The leading rebounder for the Kings is Willie Cauley-Smith with an average of 8.6 rebounds per game. The Kings as a team are shooting 47.0% from the field and 38.4% from 3-point territory.

The visiting team (Golden State) in this matchup has covered the number in 6 of the last 7 meetings. The Warriors have covered the spread in 5 of the last 7 on the road. Sacramento has failed to cover each of its last 5, each of its last 6 versus an opponent with a winning record straight up and each of its last 5 versus an opponent from the Western Conference. Final Score Prediction, Golden State Warriors win and cover ATS 122-112.

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